Jacks holds off North Dakota to earn FCS playoff first round game


BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Cole Frahm kicked a 38-yard, fourth-quarter field goal and Malik Lofton intercepted a pass at the 12-yard line with 42 seconds remaining to preserve South Dakota State’s 24-21 season-ending victory over North Dakota.

Chris Oladokun completed 19 of 26 passes for 239 yards with three touchdowns. Quincy Vaughn and Otis Weah rushed for touchdowns for North Dakota, which never led but battled into three ties. Tommy Schuster threw for 218 yards for the Fighting Hawks with one TD and one interception.

South Dakota State will host UC Davis in the opening round of the 2021 Football Championship Subdivision playoffs Saturday afternoon at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. Central Time. Tickets will go on sale starting at 5 p.m. Sunday through JackrabbitTickets.com.